'Hey Siri!' and the need for alternative activation phrases

Update: The Apple Watch is here, which makes "Hey Siri!" even more convenient but can lead to even more collisions. Have your iPhone plugged in and your Apple Watch on, say the magic words, and how do you make sure the one that responds is the one you want?

The problem with "Hey Siri!" is everyone knows those words and every plugged-in iOS 8 device — and now Apple Watch —recognizes them. That leads to inopportune activations — mischievous and accidental alike. Google's "Okay Google Now" tries to learn your voice; if it hears someone else yell the activation phrase, it hopefully ignores it. That's an okay alternative if you're the only one who ever activates your device, you never get a stuffy nose or sore throat, or Kevin Spacey never manages to adequately imitate you. But if you do want your significant other, kids, or other friends or family members to be able to activate your iPhone or iPad, you'll still want magic words to work universally. You might just want different magic words.

If you've ever listened helplessly as an obnoxious podcast host yelled "Hey Siri"; yelled "Hey, seriously?!"; or even legitimately said "Hey Siri" only to have multiple iOS devices respond, you've probably wished for a way to customize Siri's magic words. "Okay Siri," "Yo Siri," "Open Siri Me," "My voice is my passport," "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot," — anything! The ability to set an alternative short phrase to activate Siri would make that feature much, much better.

Perhaps a "Customize 'Hey Siri!'" button could be added to Settings. Tap on it. Say your customized activation phrase. Have Siri show it to you as text and ask you to repeat it again for confirmation. Approve it. And you're good to "Go, go, Siri gadget go!"

If for some reason a purely customizable phrase isn't technologically viable — though given Siri's ability to call users by a custom nickname, it certainly seems in the realm of possibility — I'd settle for at least a half-dozen or so built-in options.

Whether or not Apple ever adds a Moto X-style always-listening coprocessor to the mix (allowing Siri to be voice-activated even when not plugged in), adding the ability to customize or change your activation phrase would help prevent obnoxious podcast hosts, mischief makers, accidental word collisions, and wrong device activations. It'll just work better.

Hopefully Apple can make it happen in iOS 9.

Rene Ritchie
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

80 Comments
  • I want double tap to wake up... So sick of pressing buttons :-))
  • HTC... Double tap or swipe up... Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • I switched from Android to an iPhone 6 and I much prefer the Touch ID method of unlocking. It reads my fingerprint pretty much instantly, so unlocking my phone is usually only a matter of pressing the home button. I love it.
  • Something that could be added for that is actually TouchID gestures. Such as putting your finger on it even if screen is off it'll unlock. Also other things like double tap TouchID will unlock or activate specific settings like in this article possibly Siri.
  • They had a jailbreak feature that did exactly that and you could use the touch id as a virtual home button. So you never had to press in the home button. I wish Apple would do that Sent from the iMore App
  • blackberry 10 there is no buttons there... all about swipes (even to wake up your phone you swipe up from the bottom)
  • yes i miss this feature from my one plus one.
  • Having come from using both a Windows phone and Android, there are many little tweaks I would like to see in ios9: I may be in the minority as I am "newer" to iOS, but I think it needs a major overhaul refresh in regards to home screens and layout. To me a grid of icons is just not going to cut it. A mixture of Windows Phone, Android and iOS would be ideal, but I know many will not like it. 1. I agree with comment above, double tap to wake and sleep. Buttons are prone to wear and tear over the long term.
    2. When connected to my car via bluetooth or cable, text messages are read and can be responded to without touching the device, (ie voice commands).
    "Do you want me to read your new message?" 'Yes' and then be able to respond.
    3. Trusted device. I would like to see iOS 9 include when connected to bluetooth devices deemed trustworthy, your code does not need to be put in to access phone.
    4. I would also like a way the Moto X activates the camera by double twisting your wrist or some other simpler way to activate the camera.
    5. When pulling down the notification shade, I would like a way to search from there instead of a pull down when the home screen shows.
    6. Music playback through cable in car. There are many times I am playing a podcast via Pocket Casts and when I get in my car and plug in the phone, the music app kicks in and starts playing a song in my list. There seems to be very little consistency in the way this works. An option to have the Music player NOT start automatically might help.
    7. Add swype support to the default keyboard and the third party keyboard support needs major work. Sometimes it doesn't even activate when opening apps. Also, allow dictation to be done through 3rd party keyboards.
  • 1. I agree a overhaul might be needed but what you suggest is not it. Live tiles, like static icons, get old after a while. I should know, I own a Lumia 1520.3. Also, not everybody wants their private information flashing on the screen for all to see.
    3. If a code is needed to access anything, iOS would demand it. It is kinda the way iOS works. Security is very important. I do not mind it. Typing a 4 number pin is a small price to pay for security.
    6. This might be device related. I listen to podcast too, and have had my car pick up whatever I was listening to without missing a beat. However, I drive a BMW and they work really closely with Apple to get the iPhone integration just right.
    7. This, in my opinion, is needed as soon as possible. Windows Phone has it just right. I would rather have every function in one default keyboard than having to switch to third party solutions.
  • I have to disagree re: including every function in one default keyboard. Simplicity is better, and bloat is unwanted. Allowing alternative keyboards is just fine for people who want other functions (I, for one, hate Swype and such keyboards -- I didn't use the feature on my Android phone and I won't be loading it on my iPhone), and the integration will get better as the OS progresses.
  • I don't understand major overhaul. Windows phone is customizable but still really restricted as you don't have gone screens, it's all metro. Then Android gives you the home screens, but you're still pretty restricted. Stuff can be moved and realized but there still is a grid design and style that you can't get out of. Overall grid is where most devices are stuck at still today across any OS. It's just a sense of customization because of resizing options and ability to have open space.
    1. Not all buttons are I don't see especially TouchID being covered by sapphire. 2. you already can set those things up, it just anymore works best with things like car play. Plus if you are connected via cable in a car that means hey siri would work already. 3. You already don't have to put in any codes for Bluetooth devices after the first time. Even thethering is automatic and only requires password once and keyboard require once so it's in the recognized devices list. 4. You have to know Apple isn't one for features like those, most get gimmicky even the Moto X's didn't always work. Lock screen swipe up is rather efficient still. If anything they'd add something like clicking the volume down button twice to activate camera or something more stable. 5. No comment I don't really see the point in that. 6. Thats a personal device issue you may want looked at. Music is made to pause when a device is unplugged or plugged in. 7. Swype would never become stock. Not everyone likes swipe typing. A lot of people even don't like custom keyboard stilll. They just want easy typing that works well. If any third party keyboard became stock it would be more like a Fleksy. It's much more future forward thinking that swipe typing which is already a 10 year old way of typing. Lastly its mostly keyboard making companies job to optimize their keyboard on iOS. That's why most have large beta testing groups. I personally am in 2-3 beta programs for keyboards on iOS to help optimize them more and fix bugs. They all even say it's on them to improve performance. Lastly dictation is again on keyboard makers. They can do it. They want to get a standard well working keyboard out first though. Features will be added in updates overtime.
  • I think Apple needs to start from scratch with slow Siri. It started out as the first but the competition has surpassed it in so many ways.
  • Siri is limited by Apple's unwillingness to process personal data on their servers. They don't want to scan through our emails, web pages, and other data, even if it would provide convenient services like Google Now does. Unless and until they change their minds on that — and my guess is some people would rather those minds not be changed — Siri will have those limitations.
  • No. Just for one example, Apple has been shown to block emails (not filter, but silently discard) based on phrases ( http://www.macworld.com/article/2029570/silent-email-filtering-makes-icl... ) This is entirely *not* possible unless Apple scans emails. Apple's Privacy Policy (US Version at https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/en-ww/#mn_p ) specifically outlines numerous places where they store data, scan data, and disclose them to third parties at their discretion. Heck, midway down the page Apple's privacy policy explicitly states they can do exactly what you say they won't -- "We may collect and store details of how you use our services, including search queries. This information may be used to improve the relevancy of results provided by our services." Clearly, Siri's limitations then are not due to some legal constraints or privacy concerns, by Apple's official published statements. Yes, Apple may be better than Google on the privacy front. But the constant drumbeat that Apple *doesn't do this* is not only tiresome, it is incorrect.
  • Rene likes to believe what he wants to believe about Apple.
  • Of all the wishes I have for ios9, this is not one of them. There is one thing and one thing only that needs to be first in line on the Siri priority stack. On. Board. Voice. Processing. It should be a downright embarrassment for Apple that my 6 plus is worse at "call xxxxx" than my 3G/4 was.
  • This is just the first of many iOS 9 wish-list items. I've found Siri voice processing incredibly solid since iOS 8 introduced streaming. I'd like on-board as well, though. No need for cloud failure points for local actions.
  • Th cloud failure points are crucial as Apple moves to the car. On board has been my axe to grind on large part because I drive through low signal areas. Using your hands has its own safety issues, and is flat out illegal in some places, but dead/laggy/intermittent Siri is less safe and (from my sample size of one) far more rage-inducing than fingers. Sent from the iMore App
  • High-end Windows Phone has both double tap to wake up and Hey Cortana (voice learned) before the end of the year. You iPhone users need to read more about new stuff out there instead of follow the crowds blindly.
  • By the time iOS come out with DTTW and Hey Cortana, it will be "all new feature" and the "best iPhone yet", so why bother xP /s
  • 1. Pretty sure Hey Siri was before Hey Cortana.
    2. They call new features new features when they are new features. And each iPhone is the best. So that isn't an issue. M
  • So you want Apple to copy Motorola's Moto Voice? The Moto X and Droid Turbo can already do custom phrases, instead of just "Ok, Google". It will even respond with the screen off.
  • Yeah, but that's not a bad thing. Moto voice is pretty great, and if you make your phase with an abnormal inflection, other people have to purposely copy that to unlock it. Of course, you have to say it the same way (or close to it) every time. Posted from the amazing whatever device I can afford because I'm a broke college kid.
  • I would settle for reliable wifi!! Sent from the iMore App
  • GIVE ME BACK RAISE TO SPEAK!
  • Raise to Siri/dictate? Yeah, me too. I used that all the time. I NEVER use "raise to listen to a stupid voice message". Sent from the iMore App
  • Uh you still can? That was never removed. I use it daily on 8.1.
  • You used to be able to raise your phone to your ear, at any point, and Siri would activate and you could chat directly with her as if talking into the phone. That was removed with iOS 8.
  • How about a little more zip in the UI? Lollipop on any decent hardware beats the pants off of the iPhone. iOS animations are brutally slow. Apps seem to launch faster in the speed tests I've seen too. I expected more polish and optimization in iOS 8.
  • More so the speed set for the animations that plays into perception of speed. Thank god for jailbreaks. A simple tweak to speed animations does wonders.
  • You're kidding, right? Sent from the iMore App
  • Why would I be kidding? I'd like my phone to be as responsive or more so than even flagship Android phones. Wouldn't you?
  • I'm with you on this. I CONSTANTLY have to retap, reswipe, or wait wondering if my input command took or not. It's even worse if you turn off animations. It's ridiculous that Apples answer to multitasking is stil a f'n screenshot. And most of the time they aren't even of the last session! So you have to wait for it to load the screenshot then update it to the latest screenshot then "go live" then touch the button or whatever. Even within a single app, like Settings, you have to wait for a split second after the animation to finish before you can tap the next thing. F'n activating. Having said that, I've played with Androids of my friends, they are MUCH worse. Especially the camera. Oh god the camera app in the GS5.... I wanted to smash it so badly. Sent from the iMore App
  • You're joking or trolling right? iOS 8 had improved animations from iOS 7. You can instantly tap an app after leaving an app and not be stuck waiting for animations to end. Even with the ui animations all on. Are people really going to complain it takes 0.6 sec instead of 0.5 sec to do something. Also every device I've run lollipop on has being remarkably slow in ui animation. Simply because they added so many pointless animations. They try to give every little swipe it's on men effect and the frame rate loss is massive. Even on a Nexus 9.
  • Dark mode for native apps (first)! Sent from the iMore App
  • The wish of all time, I don't know until when we'll keep wishing for wish to come true: A file explorer, like in all operating system on this planet, so we can better manage email attachments (attach, download attachments), and to store important files.
  • Yup. And I still can't email something from iCloud Drive. You have to hope that the app supports email, but then you can't reply to an email, you can only write a new one. But OOOOOOOOOO we can make swirly faces with the f'n camera!!!!! Why do we put up with this never ending bs? Sent from the iMore App
  • A dark theme! And more functionality in horizontal music player. Cover flow it's fine but the lack of controls makes it unusable.
  • 1. After 8 generations of iOS, you'd think Apple would give us the option to stop reminding us that "Location accuracy is improved when Wi-Fi is turned on."
    2. We need a more robust Do Not Disturb feature that can change timeframes based on days of the week.
    3. Give us the ability to choose our default mail app, web browser, and camera app, in the very least.
    4. Give us the ability to configure the Control Center's four default apps.
    5. We've got bigger screens now. Apps in folders shouldn't be limited to 9 at a time anymore.
    6. Turn down the flash! Apple stated that they customized the LEDs to give us a perfect flash every time, which means that they can vary the strengths of them. Allow soft or dim flashes to illuminate for notifications instead of the obnoxious full strength one. And give us repeating flash notifications while you're at it.
    7. iPads should have multiple profiles. It's a family or shared device in many households, and I don't want people peering into others' messages, web history, and email. Amazon just announced a firmware update for Kindle that does just that.
    8. Live icons already. Clock and Calendar are the only one's still, really? Give us a live weather icon in the very least.
    9. It's bad enough we've got lazy developers that give us apps with long names, but stop truncating them with ellipses and give us the ability to rename them, hide them, or scroll the app name under its icon. Or just don't approve apps if it doesn't appear right during App Review.
    10. Add a TextEdit app. Now that we've got iCloud Drive access, we need an official app that can access those files we create on the Mac desktop.
    11. Allow us to personalize text on our Lock Screen. Our Macs have been able to do it for generations of OS X, I don't see why we have to have apps that embed text into an image like hardcoded subs in a movie file to do it.
    12. Remote access of iOS devices. Amazon did well with their remote access in their help system, and BlackBerry had the right idea when it expanded on their videoconferencing feature to do live collaboration. We can assist others if we can view and control each other's devices for a shared experience, whether it's surfing the web together, or teaching a not-so-tech-savvy person how to use an app, etc.
    13. Open up the Bluetooth stack to allow a Bluetooth mouse. Anyone with a remote access app or even the Pages and Microsoft Word apps will appreciate what I'm saying here, because...
    14. The magnifying glass and text-selection feature has got to go. The one thing that Android got right is there version of it, and anyone who tries it will agree that their implementation is superior.
    15. We need the ability to expand and collapse mail folders (or as Apple weirdly calls them "mailboxes"). Scrolling through dozens of nested mail folders is starting to get very unwieldy. This "desktop class" app as they touted seven years ago needs that feature that's been on the desktop version.
    16. We need the ability to quickly toggle Wi-Fi Calling. As much as T-Mobile gave us the ability to use it, we all know that when an iPhone associates to a Wi-Fi network, it's not always a good signal, which results in a really crappy call. So having to traverse back into that setting in the Settings app is cumbersome at best. And while we're on the subject of Wi-Fi...
    17. Give us the ability to sort Wi-Fi network priority on our devices like we can do on the desktops, as well as the ability to not associate with certain Wi-Fi networks if we're traveling. I have to shut off my Wi-Fi every time I'm commuting because my iPhone happens to grab my cable internet service's "optimumwifi" hotspot that lasts for a few seconds at a time, and my web sessions are broken all over the place.
    18. The live wallpaper needs more. The dots don't do it for us anymore, nor the color selection. Give us more visualizations. Give developers the ability to create their own. While we're at the wallpaper...
    19. Give us the ability to blur a selected wallpaper, or give us the ability to add shadows to text on the Home Screen. The text remains white, and if any wallpaper is bright or busy enough, it becomes a jumbled mess, so I'm sure all rational iOS users have always had this issue.
    20. It's already proven that a good feature will be adopted by the userbase to quickly change the landscape of how things are done, such as Apple Pay and iMessage, Touch ID, and the death of Flash. We can finally do away with Vertical Video Syndrome if Apple implements horizontal video recording by default, an annoying warning if video recording is in the portrait orientation, or if they can mimic the popular Horizon app to always record horizontally at any angle.
    21. Oh, and regarding your initial Siri suggestion? Sorry, she has become more stupid than helpful as she's "developed." She can't find me a Carvel ice cream store or Michael's arts & crafts store, both in my town or my county, yet, she's trying to give me navigation to stores over 300 miles away, if she can manage to understand the request in the first place. Unsurprisingly, Google's app never failed me in that regard that I wish Apple could allow users to replace Siri as the default voice recognition app to Google's. That's my short list for now, and none of them are evolutionary that it can't be done in a major release or even a point release.
  • In short "Hey Apple, make an Android phone" Posted from the amazing whatever device I can afford because I'm a broke college kid.
  • Okay, now that was funny. You, Sir, get a gold star!
  • Some of these are hardware, with software implications, but on iOS 9, some of the things I'd like to see are
    wireless charging,
    stereo sound recording,
    stereo speakers (whether front or reverse, or why not on each side?)
    a bit more zip with app opening
    and bug removals (why does Photos prompt me to use location services regularly when I open it?)
  • A new way, to activate an idiot response. Nice.
  • You're, grammer is. Impeccable. Posted from the amazing whatever device I can afford because I'm a broke college kid.
  • What a joke. So you plug your iPhone in at night when you go to bed. Who thought this would be a great time for this feature to work? Ridiculous. Oh yeah, we are also assuming Siri isn't the most useless "assistant" available. If apple wants to revolutionize virtual assistants they need to delete Siri and start over. With every new iPhone I get I am more disappointed with Siri because "she" is almost as useless as when "she" was released.
  • Instead of new features how about expanding already existing features to the rest of the world. iTunes Radio? Local movie info? Making reservations with Siri? The list goes on. Oh, and of course Apple pay the newest feature to be released only in the US. The iPhone is a premium phone with a premium price. Why can't I have premium features?
  • Because you don't live in a premium market.... Or something like that Posted from the amazing whatever device I can afford because I'm a broke college kid.
  • Another iOS 9 wish - the ability to arrange home page icons just as I want them without the annoying auto-fill-the-gap function kicking in
  • my biggest gripe. I would love to arrange my apps from the bottom up and justified from the right. Thats where my thumb is. Plus my Mac has had its desktop icons on the left since the OS 8 days. Just feels natural to me.
  • Seriously. Why this isn't allowed blows my mind. Let me place the icons wherever I want, and not be forced to place them in order from top to bottom
  • siri on Croatian. Sent from the iMore App
  • "OK Google Now"? Who wrote this nonsense....oh...never mind...that explains it...okay google... Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • What a complete t**t. Stand by for a predictable response. Sent from the iMore App
  • You just did.
  • You don't say "okay google now" to access it...just more bullshit from the flaming Canadian... Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • I honestly don't mean to moan. I live iOS and my devices. What I would really like Apple to do more than anything, is get the features in iOS 8 working properly before they start introducing more with iOS 9. iOS 8 is buggy as hell. Sent from the iMore App
  • Apple should look at stabilising ios 8 first, they should improve the battery life. But mainly, they should focus on older devices like the iPhone 4s, many people will be getting upgrades soon so they should focus on the iphone 5,5c and 5s whivh would be great for most people. Posted via iMore App
  • I want a "low button" option. The bigger phone may be a one handed device but I've dropped my iP6 more times than I'd like to admit trying to get to that upper left hand button with one hand! The double tap to bring down buttons is nice, but why not just have the buttons at the bottom or just above the keyboard? There is no reason, that I can find, to have any actionable "button" at the top of the screen where I need to double tap something to bring it down into reach. I've changed my home screen app layout to adjust to the new size. Anything with a notification is in the bottom 2 rows and easily in reach.
  • Android's functionality is better, but if you ever watch Android Central Podcast they have same problem. One of them will say Google Now and twenty devices will activate, sometime they do it to miss with each other. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Nobody says "google now" to access Google Now....it's "okay Google"...and if you're not me, you can say it all you want and my phone won't respond. Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • Well, on the Siri front, I'd like to see an option change her name. Machete more personal. I'm sure they can figure how to do that. Changing her (or his) voice would be cool too, but I won't get my hopes up.
  • That should read Make it more personal. Sorry. Trying to type with a cat on my lap.
  • Don't blame a cat.
  • Guys, The Moto X and Droid Turbo ( and soon 2013 droids and moto x)can do this already, And you can customize the launch phase from "OK Google Now" to anything you want, like "Sup Moto", you can even do voice activations when the phone is turned off( not shut down 100%). Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • I would love to see a Apple Watch like layout of the icons!! But still have the option to change it to the squares !! Sent from the iMore App
  • I don't get the Siri disgust and all. Siri has come far from the beginning. It may be a little slower than Google Now but Google now is basically Google Search. The endless amount of information connected directly to the biggest search engine in the world. Siri does everything that an average user needs and does it really well still and actually has some personality to it too.
  • I agree with you 100%. I love using Siri, and I rarely have any issues with her. Yes, I would like her to be able to perform some functions locally, but that will come eventually. Also, in my experience, the results provided by Siri are much more aesthetically pleasing than Google Now.
  • "Hey Siri" is sensitive, I've said "Hello Sir" to someone at work and my phone goes "I'm sorry I didn't get that".
    I'd like to see if they can make "Hey Siri" work without using so much battery. I doubt it though, it is constant mic use. Sent from the iMore App
  • That's coming in the revolutionary iOS 27 Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • Hey Siri, play "never gonna give you up".
  • I want hey siri activation from any screen without being plugged in. and yes i know the watch can achieve this but it should be done without the watch.
  • Imagine had apple done the "hey siri" activation first and then later Google came with the "okay Google" later.. Rene would have had a full article on how Google lifted one of the main features of ios and how Google copied them... You are right when u say u need this feature but at least respect the original idea.. "okay Google voice identification does not HOPEFULLY work" .. It works properly.. And Motorola is 2 steps ahead of it.. Posted via the iMore App
  • IMHO, I think Apple wants to keep "Siri" as a single and unique entity - an Apple product (service).
    The ability to activate Siri via personal keywords (and there are *many millions of Siri enabled devices sold) will (may) dilute the idea of a personal assistant FROM Apple. If Apple can put force touch into the home button, then holding down the home button to activate Siri will no longer be a concern for many users. When Siri is active, I just want to be able to just rest my finger on the home button (instead of the on screen button) to enable continuous input mode. PS. Maybe an option in the Control Center to disable Siri when in a public place (IE. Starbucks)??
  • Great article. Have actually been thinking on similar lines with custom commands for Siri. (and not just for how to activate Siri, either) -What I mean is, being able to program siri yourself so that it associates a voice recording of specific things you say and you associate it with specific sequences of things you actually press when using your iPhone manually, so that one triggers the other. (Think how Macro recording in VBA for Excel works. -The concept is similar, only instead of assigning code to your key-presses, it's just assigning a voice recording, so in essence, much easier to create). Steve Wozniak form Apple has often mentioned in interviews that he would like voice commands to do anything that you could do with physical keys, but that as that would require a computer to be as advanced as the human brain (which we're years behind on) that this is why it couldn't physically be done yet. He was also an advocate for taking a complex idea, and finding a way to simplify over-complications by using more direct approaches that required less parts. (So in a way he sort of inspired my idea, so thought I would spread the love and take what he taught me by giving something back.) In so many ways, your dream and ours may actually be simpler than we once thought. ;)
  • Since the teenage time I was dreaming of being able to say.
    "Computer" like in Startrek ! It would be so cool !
  • I would like a good by thanks, and Siri turns off until you need her again, or "hey Siri" close all applications, and turn my screen off. So much potential they are not using. Sent from the iMore App
  • There's a jailbreak tweak that adds an always I listening mode for activating Siri even when it's not plugged in. I haven't used it extensively so I can't say how detrimental it is for battery life without a dedicated coprocessor like the Moto X. Sent from the iMore App
  • Most of the comments on this article are tagged as "6 months ago"? Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • I really prefer Google Now and Cortana to Siri. Siri works well and understands me well, but I'm so sick and tired of hearing her voice. Just f/ing do what I tell you and shut up!!!
  • Well Rene, it does NOT WORK at all on my iPhone 6 (8.3) or my iPad Air, so I couldn't care less. What I DO care about is getting SIRI to start/play a VIDEO/MOVIE from my IOS iTunes library. It's reply...'I don't know anything about video'... NOT ACCEPTABLE !!!! Could you please poll your audience about a solution to THIS problem ???